£1,619
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, November 20 2018 9:34 AM UTC +00:00.

£1,619
pledged of £1,500pledged of £1,500 goal
64
backers
26hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, November 20 2018 9:34 AM UTC +00:00.

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

This is us. Two creative women, hell bent on creating a sustainable, collaborative jewellery collection. We met at college and have been friends ever since, sharing an interest in the design process while both carving out a career in our own creative fields. 

We decided to collaborate after recognising a gap in the market for more sustainable laser cut and DIY jewellery. This project is exciting and challenging and so important to us. It's just the start of a long journey to bring good design and sustainable living together. 

With this collection of statement earrings, we have strived to create pieces you'll want to wear again and again. We hope the careful consideration put into the design has produced pieces that you will treasure for a lifetime.

About Francesca:

Francesca runs the award winning blog Fall For DIY and craft kit business We Make Collective. She has vast experience designing and producing DIY kits that use up to date techniques, materials and offer professional results. 

About Rebecca: 

Rebecca started Working Clasp Jewellery, making her range of laser cut acrylic and wooden jewellery over 10 years ago. She also runs jewellery making workshops where she loves seeing what people can create from simple laser cut forms. 

The project

We came together to create a collection of acrylic jewellery which was inspired by fashion with a handmade ethos. We chose a rich colour palette that gives our earrings a modern twist on laser cut accessories.

Currently our designs use 20% recycled acrylic but we have big plans to increase this. It's difficult to source 100% recycled acrylic in smaller runs, but the more money we make, the more we'll be able to buy. That's why we need you!

Rebecca typically uses industry offcuts to create her bespoke pieces. All of her offcuts are donated to non-profit organisations. 

We will be using recycled and recyclable packaging and aiming to offset the carbon footprint created during our manufacturing process. 

We have several options for you to pledge and help us make our goal. We have created a limited edition pin badge or earring set which make beautiful gifts (for others or yourself). These will only be available through the Kickstarter so if you'd like one pledge now!

You can also pledge to buy one of our four sets of earrings for a 20% discount on the retail price. If you're in love with the whole set you can pledge to receive them all with a 30% discount on the retail price. All to be delivered in time for Christmas!

DIY kits

If you're more interested in making your own, we have put together everything you need to design and create your own sustainable jewellery. You can pledge to receive our kit, which includes 25 interchangeable birchwood shapes, along with everything you need to make your own wooden jewellery collection.

You'll receive:

+ 25 laser cut wooden shapes
+ Jump rings + Jewellery pliers + Earring posts
+ Pin badge backs

This kit was designed to create wooden jewellery that not only looks beautiful on its own but also has the potential for customisation. With so many applications, from mixing and matching the shapes to painting, etching, drawing, decoupaging and other decorative finishes. You'll have access to a range of DIY tutorials to help you achieve these results.

If you have any questions please do reach out to us. We'll be more than happy to answer the best we can!

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge is creating a collection with sustainable materials and processes. We have sourced and costed materials ready to purchase when we meet our target.
Once we have the materials we have a timeline in place for producing and posting the products. We aim to do all manufacturing and packaging in-house which means we have total control over timings. We will be posting well within the time limit for Christmas mail.

There are some risks. If our machinery breaks down we can outsource the laser cutting easily. We will have to wait for the delivery of our materials. If these are delayed it could have an impact on production. We have allowed for delays in our plan and can order elsewhere.

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    Pin badge

    Don't have pierced ears? That's ok. You can still get a slice of the action with our pin badge. We've designed this with you in mind - a miniature version of one of our earring designs. The perfect accent to a shirt or jumper.

    We aim to post this item in time for Christmas.

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    Lucky Dip Pin Badges

    Due to popular demand we're offering our lucky dip pin badges for just £5 while our campaign is running. We're making these with the offcuts to use up as much acrylic and birchwood from each sheet as possible. Your design will be a surprise but if you have any colour preferences (from the choices you can see here) please let us know and we can try our best to accommodate you.

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    Limited Edition Ditto Earring

    This miniature version of our larger scale earrings makes a great gift. Perfect for everyday wear.

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    One Pair of Earrings

    One pair of Earrings. Please state your chosen style when pledging. Scroll through our photo gallery and choose which design you would like and specify Iris, Stella, Grace or Audrey earrings. Estimated delivery December.

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    DIY Kits

    Make it yourself with our complete jewellery making kit. Arrange the 25 shapes any way you wish and create your own designs.

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    Four Earrings Sets

    Buy all four! Treat yourself to a new earring collection.

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    The Full Monty

    If you just can't choose or want all of our amazing rewards this is the package for you. Pledge and receive;
    1x Complete set of four earrings
    1x Pair of Ditto earrings
    1x Ditto Pin
    1x DIY Kit
    That's a saving of £20! Would normally cost £120

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    Early Bird Earring + Free Pin

    We're giving our favourite supporters a little freebie! Pledge to get your earrings in the first week of our launch and we'll send you a pin to. Just because we love you like that!

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